Visa on Arrival/Landing Permit
Visa on arrival/landing permit is issued for the citizens of those countries, where Bangladesh does not have resident diplomatic Missions and they are also travelling from those countries. It is also issued for the citizens of a country, where Bangladesh has resident diplomatic Mission but they are travelling from such a country where Bangladesh does not have a resident diplomatic Mission.
Therefore, Australian citizens who are also travelling from Australia are required to obtain prior Bangladesh visa before their departure for Bangladesh as they are not eligible to get visa on arrival/landing permit at the port of entry (i.e. airports, land ports etc.) into Bangladesh. But, Australian citizens, who travel to Bangladesh from a country where Bangladesh does not have a resident diplomatic Mission, may be eligible to get visa on arrival/landing permit subject to the satisfaction of the Immigration Authority at the port of entry into Bangladesh.
Nationals of New Zealand, who are also travelling from New Zealand, are eligible to get visa on arrival/landing permit subject to the satisfaction of the Immigration Authority at the port of entry into Bangladesh. But the citizens of New Zealand, who are travelling from Australia or any other country where Bangladesh has a resident diplomatic mission, are not eligible to get visa on arrival/landing permit.
Since the issuance of visa on arrival/landing permit is entirely dependent on the satisfaction of the immigration officials at the port of entry after examining all relevant documents, Bangladesh High Commission strongly recommends the Australian and New Zealand nationals to obtain prior visa before their departure for Bangladesh to avoid any kind of inconvenience at the port of entry.
Moreover, the visa on arrival/landing permit is given for a period of maximum 30 days with single entry facility. Therefore, visitors who intend to stay more than 30 days or needs multiple entry visa should apply in the Bangladesh High Commission prior to their departure for Bangladesh.
Where to Apply for Visa/NVR
Applicants, who wish to apply for Bangladesh Visa or Endorsement of 'No Visa Required for Travel to Bangladesh'(NVR), are requested to send their applications along with other necessary documents by registered mail/courier addressed to:
Bangladesh High Commission
57 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley
ACT 2606, Canberra
In that case, a self-addressed, prepaid registered return envelop must be sent with the application or arrangement must be made with courier for return service.
Please note the High Commission is not responsible for documents lost or delayed in mail.
Applicants, who wish to submit their applications in person at the High Commission, are requested to do so between 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on the working days. No application in person would be received beyond this time except in case of emergency. Therefore, the High Commission requests all concerned (particularly those who are living in Sydney) to plan their travel to the High Commission, Canberra accordingly.
Please note: For most categories of visas, except Journalist visa, processing period is at least five (05) working days. Issuance of visa may be delayed if reference has to be made to Bangladesh for clearance. The High Commission may accept or reject any application for visa. No visa application will be processed unless specific requirements are met.
Please note that after scrutiny of documents, the Consular Officer may request for an interview and / or submission of additional documents.
Mode of Payment
Bank Cheque or Postal money Order in favour of “Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra” Personal Cheques and cash are not accepted. Please make separate Bank Cheque/Money Order for each of the Visa/NVR applications.
Arrangement for Return Delivery
All applicants are requested to provide self addressed registered envelope. Applicants from New Zealand, who opt for postal delivery, are requested to provide 22 (twenty two) international coupons for international registered postal service which is traceable. However, the High Commission would recommend that New Zealand applicants arrange the courier service (DHL/TNT/NZ Courier) for their parcels which may be a bit expensive but should be safe and traceable. The applicants are also requested to arrange drop and pick up by the courier agent as this mission will not take any responsibility for arranging the courier service
Time and Method of enquiry
The High Commission would appreciate if queries could be made to following email addresses rather than calling to the Mission.
- Please do not call us to enquire about whether the High Commission has received your documents as those are sent by registered mail. However, you may check this with the Post Office or Courier Service whether it has been delivered to the High Commission.
- All enquiries by telephone, in relation to Consular matter, should be made from 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs. Urgent enquiry beyond that period can be made by sending e-mail or by fax. In such cases, name, contact phone number, e-mail address and the nature of the query should be clearly stated. Concerned officials will attend to such queries as soon as possible.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org